RIP Harry Morgan.
On the MASH forum it was quite a sad day, although everyone was amazed about the high age reached by Harry Morgan.
He was quite frail in the end but was still in contact with his friends from the MASH years.
There was a nice tribute from Gary Burghoff on the Ken Levine Blog. That made me almost choke, it brought out the man from behind the actor.
The weekend following his death we had our annual Christmas MASH fest.
When everyone on screen was saluting the Colonel, we paused the DVD for a moment and saluted Harry Morgan. It was an emotional moment.
I liked Harry Morgan as Colonel Potter. He was the father figure in the show, the one that every one looked up to. And I guess, looking at his age, he was a kind of father figure for the cast as well.
I do prefer, as Seaver41, the earlier period with Henry Blake and Trapper. But it depends a bit on my overall mood, the Potter/Winchester years certainly had some highlights too.
I have watched a number of documentaries and behind the scenes stuff, including the reunion, and I am amazed how close they were in real life.
When watching my MASH DVDs in sequence I usually leave out the last episode. It's just too much, I usually need several hankies during the show.